Acropolis Monuments, Parthenon And Athens Hidden Gems Walking Tour In Plaka

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  • Duration: 3 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    09:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Athanasiou Diakou 16, Athina 117 42, Greece
  • Return Details :
    Monastiraki, Athina, Greece
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Escape the buzz of downtown Athens and head to Acropolis peaceful hill for a 3.5-hour leisurely-paced walking tour, finishing with a walk to picturesque Plaka! Your expert local guide will introduce you to the gentle hills around Athens Acropolis, chatting about the areas ancient history as you go. Discover the charms of Plaka (Athens Old Town), Anafiotika with its pretty Greek island-style houses, and visit Medieval age chapels.
Enjoy the magnificent views from the top of Philopapou hill and shoot the best possible photo of the Acropolis monuments from there.
A leisurely made walking tour when you combine the glorious Acropolis monuments and Parthenon temple with Athens's most picturesque and beautiful neighborhood, the majestic Plaka.

Highlights

  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Led by a local guide
  • Free snacks included

Know More about this tour

Meet your expert guide near Athens Benaki museum and set off a leisurely paced stroll through the streets of Plaka the citys Old Town. Sprawled over the side of Athens' Acropolis, this historical neighborhood comprises a maze of cobbled streets lined with Neoclassical architecture, Byzantine churches and busy independent shops.

On the northernmost streets of Plaka is the area known as Anafiotika -- an idyllic cluster of whitewashed houses that are reminiscent of buildings in the Greek islands. Admire Anafiotikas pretty Cycladic architecture, built by 19th-century workers who emigrated here from Anafi Island. Its thought the workers were homesick for their native island life, so painted the buildings bright white to remind them of Anafi.

While hearing tales of the area and its history from your guide, walk over to the Rock of Ares (Aereopagus) just slightly further up the slopes of The acropolis on Mars Hill. The colossal rock marks the spot that was once the supreme court of ancient Athens, and bygone kings are buried in tombs surrounding it.

Continue to Philopappou Hill, passing Socrates Prison where the Classical Greek philosopher Socrates was imprisoned and sentenced to death on controversial charges. After a quick look at the fascinating landmark, stop at the peak of Philopappou Hill to enjoy breathtaking views over Athens bustling metropolis. Sit down with a glass of white wine and help yourself to a picnic of various Greek delicacies.

After relaxing at this panoramic vantage point, head back into town with your guide, following the pretty UNESCO World Heritage-listed walkways down the hill. Pass the famous Philopappos Monument and then finish your tour back at the start point, near Benaki museum.

Inclusions

licensed tour guide

Acropolis entrance tickets

Entry/Admission - Parthenon

Entry/Admission - Temple of Athena Nike

Entry/Admission - Monastiraki

Entry/Admission - Philopappos Hill

Exclusions

Gratuities (optional),Hotel pickup and drop-off

Entry/Admission - Agios Nicholas Rangavas Church

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A minimum of 2 people is required to operate the tour

Comfortable shoes are advised

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum age is 11 years

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Not wheelchair accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 28-Jun-2022

    This tour was absolutely fantastic!! Seeing the Parthenon and learning about the other monuments was absolutely fascinating. One of the best parts of the tour was working with Kostas. He was so knowledgeable, passionate, and enthusiastic. It is very clear how much he loves Athens and all of its rich history which made his ability to share his wealth of information that much more interesting and exciting. He was also very personable and friendly. He has a great sense of humor and was happy to snap a photo. We did the acropolis tour with a big group but were lucky enough to end the day with the hidden gems walking tour with just my husband, Kostas, and I. This was an amazing opportunity to see more of old Athens and Plaka and get to truly see some hidden gems we never would’ve found without this tour. Cannot recommend Kostas enough. He truly made the experience for us! Would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Athens.

  • 04-Jun-2022

    Artemis was an amazing guide! She provided so much background each step up the way. We really enjoyed the Greek stories along with the heritage of the villages. The hidden gems after the Acropolis was even more special as there was just a small group and we got to see more of the community and how the town around the Acropolis became the old town. You get a headset to listen as you walk around so you're still able to hear while taking pictures at your own pace. She found as much shade for us as possible but I would suggest bringing an umbrella and water. Don't go to Greece without taking a tour, you'll miss out on so much information that isn't in books.

  • 03-Jun-2022

    Excellent guide and excellent tour. So amazing sites and old town. Would recommend it. Really good price as well. It’s a must see when you come to Athens.

  • 25-Sep-2021

    We did the Hidden Athens tour with Stelios yesterday, and it was one of the best tours we've done in Athens! This tour requires a minimum of 4 participants. However, Athens Walk still honored our reservation even though it was just me and my husband. Stelios took us to all the scenic hills and showed us the best spots to avoid the crowd and take beautiful photos of the Acropolis/Parthenon. The best part is, Stelios also told us detailed history, Greek mythology, or stories associated with virtually every site. Stelios was extremely knowledgeable, and he presented everything with passion! We had learned so much from the tour and thoroughly enjoyed our time with Stelios. We really appreciate how prepared and professional Stelios was, yet he was also fun to be around. It takes a lot of effort and time to lead tours like this, and we certainly were glad that we had the opportunity to do the Hidden Athens tour and meet Stelios. Highly, highly recommended!

  • 05-Jul-2021

    We had a great day and learned so much. This was the perfect intro to Athens. Our guide was fantastic.

  • 21-Feb-2020

    It was a beautiful day out in Athens. The pictures were beautiful and the perspective it gave us on Athens by ending the tour at the hilltop near the Prison of Socrates was the cherry on the sundae.

  • 04-Nov-2019

    We had a wonderful time on this walking tour. Effie was great. Very knowledgeable and friendly. We certainly enjoyed it!

  • 11-Oct-2019

    Our guide Daphne was there early and from the first introductions, we had a very interesting tour starting with the changing of the Guard at the President's Palace to a picnic of Greek snacks and wine on Filopappos Hill overlooking the Acropolis almost five hours later. Excellent day!!

  • 19-Sep-2019

    This tour was delightful from beginning to end . Our guide was full of factual and fun tidbits . She didn’t go to slow or to fast . Our picnic lunch with wine was delicious.

  • 19-Sep-2019

    This tour was delightful from beginning to end . Our guide was full of factual and fun tidbits . She didn’t go to slow or to fast . Our picnic lunch with wine was delicious.

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